Before I even start blah blah blah-ing - please take a look at this gorgeous photo from our hostess, Joy D'Souza, for the Altenew April 2023 Inspiration Challenge:
After you pick your jaw up off of the floor, take a look at my card - it was wonderful bringing out that fabulous Altenew BAF: Antique Rose again!
I'm sharing the closeup first to bring your attention to the leaves -
Leaf Canopy was first applied to a panel of card stock, and then again to
another so they could be die-cut. I used my sponge daubers to
add ink to the stamps in my MISTI so I could continue to add color until
I was happy with the 'blurred' look of Joy's leaves in her photo.
I'm continuing to add to my graduation stash! These congratulations are just one of the many sentiments in the Canopy set. It was white heat-embossed onto a dark forest green cardstock. A trio of Altenew Field Greens enamel dots and my 'work' here is done!
There's no competing with Joy's photo but I gave it my best!
Altenew Featured Sentiments Die was used to cut my sentiment strip
Altenew Field Greens ink set was used for my leafy canopy
Various reds from my cardstock stash to layer the rose